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Nursing Assistant, Measuring Weight and Height
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2012), 13 mins
A person's height and weight can be important indicators of nutritional and health status. The process of measuring height and weight also offers you an opportunity to observe the general condition of the person and provides a time for positive interactions. This program demonstrates proper techniques for measurin...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2012), 13 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Essential Elimination Skills
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 20 mins
Specimen collection, measuring urinary output and assisting with elimination are all important skills a nursing assistant needs to develop to provide effective care. Not only do they assist monitoring an individual's condition, but also help to maintain physical comfort and emotional well-being. This program teach...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 20 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Infection Control Skills
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 16 mins
Because they are in direct and constant contact with those they care for, techniques for infection control are critical skills for nursing assistants to master. Learning and practicing effective infection control skills will help the nursing assistant prevent the spread of microorganisms that can cause infectious...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 16 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Moving and Turning Skills
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 9 mins
Those primarily confined to a bed—who can no longer change position and move easily—are not only less comfortable, but can have decreased blood circulation and are at risk for the development of pressure ulcers. To reduce these risks and improve resident health, the nursing assistant must master the skills nee...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 9 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Oral Care
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 11 mins
Keeping a resident’s mouth, teeth, gums and tongue healthy is a vital component of maintaining the resident’s overall personal hygiene and good health. Poor mouth care can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and even a lack of appetite. Oral care should be provided on a daily basis to all those who ar...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 11 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Ostomy, Urinary Drainage, and Catheter Care
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 17 mins
Many residents will have urinary catheters or ostomies. To provide proper care to these residents, nursing assistants must have specific knowledge and skills needed to provide care. This program demonstrates the techniques used for ostomy and catheter care that will help the nursing assistant maintain resident hea...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 17 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Skills for the Care Provider
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 17 mins
While a person's sense of dignity and self-worth are often related to feeling clean and well groomed, personal care and grooming are also important factors in maintaining health and controlling infection. Care providers often become responsible for the personal care and personal hygiene of persons who are no longe...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 17 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Positioning Techniques
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 11 mins
Proper body alignment not only allows patients and residents to feel more comfortable, but it is important to relieve strain, increase circulation, and prevent deformities and complications such as contractures and pressure sores. Nursing assistants need to develop the skills to position those who are bedridden us...
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 11 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Techniques in Toileting and Incontinent Care
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in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 18 mins
Toileting is an important skill nursing assistants need to develop to provide sensitive and supportive care to individuals that lessens the embarrassment and discomfort of this important task. This program demonstrates the techniques to assist with this very private but necessary personal activity.
in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2013), 18 mins
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Nursing Assistant, Assessment: Recognizing Abnormal Signs and Symptoms
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directed by David Cobb; produced by Medcom, in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2014), 17 mins
Residents depend on the nursing assistant's ability to recognize changes in behavior, appearance and abilities, and to report significant observations promptly and accurately. Observing for abnormal signs and symptoms is an important part of the routine care nursing assistants provide to residents. This program pr...
directed by David Cobb; produced by Medcom, in Nursing Assistant (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2014), 17 mins
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